The Aldbury goes for gold with Olympic theme

The Aldbury’s ‘queen of competitions’ Connie Davis with some of her medals
The Aldbury’s ‘queen of competitions’ Connie Davis with some of her medals

Sports fans at The Aldbury in Poole held six days of Olympic-themed competitions, enjoying gentle rivalry across 12 separate tournaments.

They included shuffleboard, hoopla, balloon tennis, keepie-uppies and even magnetic table-top curling.

Different house groups competed in two activities each day with scores tallied to reveal the 12 overall winners.

Shuffleboard proved to be the most keenly contended game with spectators cheering on the competitors throughout.

In the end, Connie Davis managed to pip two fellow residents at the very last minute to win the tournament.

Delighted Connie, who also achieved medals in floor darts, keepie-uppie and curling, said: “I didn’t think I would win anything!”

Companionship team member Wendy Harrington said: “Connie was doubting her shuffleboard ability at the start, but then proved to be a bit of a whizz after all. Given her success in multiple games, she became our queen of competitions.”

Wendy added: “Team Aldbury thoroughly enjoyed six fantastic days of fun and laughter. Staying active is so important and this was a brilliant way to lift people’s spirits.”

Beryl Spalding and Pip Smith with medals and flowers

Beryl Spalding and Pip Smith with medals and flowers

Diana Janes playing shuffleboard at The Aldbury. Watching is fellow resident Pip Smith.

Diana Janes playing shuffleboard at The Aldbury. Watching is fellow resident Pip Smith.

Residents Brian Hayles and Joyce Holden enjoy hoopla

Residents Brian Hayles and Joyce Holden enjoy hoopla

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